Located in the state of Washington, Marcus is a small town in Stevens County. The town of Marcus, itself, is so diminutive that it only spans 0.2 miles and has a population of 189 people. With these stats, it can be hard to determine if the real estate market here is worth investing in. But, surprisingly, the median sale price for homes in Marcus is $127,400 with most residents owning a home versus renting. Moreover, the median sales price for a parcel of land in Marcus is approximately $26,000 and the available acreage ranges from .29 acres to 6.03 acres.
Marcus offers a quiet suburban lifestyle to its residents. Here, you’ll find the cost of living is lower than the rest of Washington and the national average. Moreover, due to the size of this town, much of daily life is spent outside the city. Typically, people live in Marcus, but work and play in the surrounding areas. For instance, Marcus is in Stevens County, close to Kettle Falls. Thus, there’s still a variety of recreational activities and job opportunities. What’s more, not too far from Marcus’ city limits, there are nature trails, a vineyard, a horse ranch, and fishing lodges.
There are homes available for purchase in Marcus, though inventory is limited. If you love the idea of living in a suburban town then, a 2-bed, 1-bath home with 832 square feet of living space can be yours for $77,000. This single-family home sits on a 6,098 square foot lot, has a detached garage, a beautiful gazebo in the backyard. For $95,000, you can own a larger single-family home. With roughly 1,302 square feet of living space, this 3-bedroom, 1-bath home sits on almost a full acre of land. Additionally, this home has 2 commercially zoned rentals on the property.
A 1.5-story bungalow with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and 1,734 square feet of living space is also currently on the market in Marcus for $105,000. For this particular price tag, you’ll also get a 2,614 square foot lot with scenic mountain and river views. Built in 1950, this charming bungalow is nestled on the banks of the Columbia River. This home has an updated kitchen, a family room with a wood-burning fireplace, a spacious basement, a 20x30 workshop/detached garage, and a sizeable backyard deck. Located in the Kettle Falls school district, this home is also perfect for a growing family.
Presently, there are several plots of land for sale in Marcus. However, if you are looking for commercially zoned land or ranch/farmland, then other areas in Stevens County are likely better suited for your needs. Here, you will find most of the land for sale is reserved for residential building. Typically, residential building sites in Washington include pre-installed utilities, public or city water, a new or existing septic system, and road access. Starting at $17,000, 0.29-acre plots on Cider Street offer lush forests, a large clearing for single or multi-family homes, and the potential for all sorts of recreation activities.
Cider Street also has .29-acre plots for $35,000. These plots offer all the modern amenities for residential living, whereas more affordable plots only offer the basics. Alternatively, for around $34,000, you can purchase .49 acres of land near the North Highway that include 2 lots (Lots 9 & 10). The 2 lots must be sold together, but the developing possibilities are endless since this North Highway acreage is zoned for either residential or commercial use. Lastly, you can purchase 6.03 acres for $16,500 on Highway 25. This gigantic lot is close to the Marcus boat launch and requires utility installation.